|Columbus City Court||Columbus||Montana 59019|
|Columbus Justice Court||Columbus||Montana 59019|
|Stillwater County Court||Columbus||Montana 59019|
|Joliet City Court||Bridger||Montana 59014||17 miles|
|Laurel City Court||Laurel||Montana 59044||23 miles|
|Fromberg City Court||Fromberg||Montana 59029||24 miles|
|Bridger City Court||Bridger||Montana 59014||29 miles|
|Carbon County Court||Red Lodge||Montana 59068||31 miles|
|Red Lodge Justice Court||Red Lodge||Montana 59068||31 miles|
|Red Lodge City Court||Red Lodge||Montana 59068||31 miles|
|Big Timber Court||Big Timber||Montana 59011||37 miles|
|Sweet Grass County Court||Big Timber||Montana 59011||37 miles|
|Billings Municipal Court||Billings||Montana 59101||37 miles|
|Billings Justice Court||Billings||Montana 59101||37 miles|
|Yellowstone County District Court||Billings||Montana 59101||37 miles|
|Ryegate Court||Ryegate||Montana 59074||46 miles|
Courts are government institutions that administer justice in criminal and civil matters. They're mediated by one or more judges, magistrates or justices who have been appointed or elected.
Courts rely on an adversarial system of justice, which is intended to resolve disputes with fair and impartial outcomes. Their primary purpose is to decide questions of law and determine facts. Attorneys for each side present arguments and introduce evidence to support their arguments.
In some court cases, the final judgment is handed down by a jury of citizens chosen through a selection process. In other cases, a judge makes the final ruling. Cases may be heard in criminal court, civil court, or appellate court.